Best spots for brunch in Johannesburg

With mild-weather mornings throughout the year, Johannesburg is a brunch lover’s paradise. In summer, take your feast outside to soak up the sun with a leisurely glass of champagne. Come autumn or winter, and the cosy cafes serve up hearty dishes and hot coffee. At the weekend, the frenetic pace of

Ten tips for tackling your first bike tour

Long-distance cycle tours are a cheap, challenging and entirely unforgettable way to see the world. But are you willing to swap planes and hotel beds for a tent, two wheels and the open road? Here are 10 bikepacking hacks to get you off the couch and onto the saddle. When it comes

Valley of the Kings

The west bank of Luxor had been the site of royal burials since around 2100 BC, but it was the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period (1550–1069 BC) who chose this isolated valley dominated by the pyramid-shaped mountain peak of Al-Qurn (The Horn). Once called the Great Necropolis of Millions

3 Questions Amazon’s CEO Asks Before Hiring Anyone

Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn’t always the juggernaut that it is today. In fact, once upon a time it was just a tiny startup with a big vision. So, how did it end up as the giant online retailer that it is now? It’s hard